Empowering Your Mind with Truth: Discovering Your God-Given Capability

Empowering Your Mind with Truth: Discovering Your God-Given Capability


Genesis 3:1 (NKJV)

Has God indeed said…?

Recent research sheds light on a concerning trend among women in the United States. We’ve become accustomed to scrolling through our social media feeds, seeking connections and self-assurance. However, the study reveals that a significant number of women are left feeling emptier, lonelier, and more inadequate after spending just 30 minutes online. In a world filled with comparison and unrealistic standards, many of us feel like we’re not enough, leading to dissatisfaction and insecurity. But we can find guidance and strength in the Biblical narrative, especially in the story of Eve.

The Bible begins with the account of Eve, who seemingly had everything a person could desire. God established her worth as His child and adorned her with intimacy, beauty, security, significance, and purpose. Yet, the adversary managed to plant seeds of doubt in her mind by diverting her focus from what she had to what she lacked. Lies began to erode the truth, and insecurity crept in.

Eve’s story is relatable because fear and doubt can lead to regrettable decisions. When we make choices based on lies, “Did God really say?”, we often find ourselves in difficult situations. Lies cannot withstand the presence of truth, and it’s vital to discern the difference.

To live the life God created us for, we must choose to fill our minds and hearts with His truth. The enemy’s first attack was against God’s Word when he asked Eve, “Has God indeed said?” His intention was to sow doubt in God’s promises and in Eve’s identity. He wanted her to question herself and God.

We must learn to discern God’s truth from the lies of the enemy. The fruit of the Spirit, as described in Galatians 5:22, serves as an essential guideline. When our thoughts and emotions align with qualities like love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, we can be assured that we are dwelling in God’s truth.

When fear takes hold, we know it’s not from God because perfect love (God’s love) drives out all fear. When doubt creeps in, we understand it cannot be from God because Jesus encourages us to believe without doubting. When inadequacy looms, we realize it’s not Him, for He assures us that His grace is sufficient.


Can you recall a time when you made a decision based on a lie or a false belief about yourself? How did that decision affect your life, and what did you learn from the experience?

Consider the emotions and thoughts that dominate your mind during moments of fear, doubt, or inadequacy. Do they align with the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22? How can you apply God’s truth to counteract these negative thought patterns and find contentment in His acceptance and grace?